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Reflections on the Lives of People with Disabilities in China
[Image description : A 26 year old woman with black hair sitting on a gray rock with mountains in the background, smiling at the camera.] Since I was born and raised in mainland China, some of my foreign friends used to ask me, “why do I never see people with disabilities in China? Does…Read More of "Reflections on the Lives of People with Disabilities in China"
UCP Interns Visit the White House
(Image description: Six women in their 20s posing at the White House Forum on LGBT and Disability Issues. Three of them have dark hair and three have light hair. Five are standing and one is in a wheelchair.) As a representative of United Cerebral Palsy’s National Office, I was able to attend the White…Read More of "UCP Interns Visit the White House"
15 Awesome CP Life Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Life
Title photo source: www.wikia.com 1. Size Up: Next time you order a drink at your favorite coffee house or fast food joint, you may want to try asking for your drink in a size larger cup. For example, if you are ordering a small latte, you may want to ask them to put it…Read More of "15 Awesome CP Life Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Life"
“I Fall A lot:” What CP Awareness Means to Me
[Image description: Young woman with straight red hair, wearing thick-rimmed purple glasses. She is smiling widely at the camera.] This blog post was written by Kaitlyn Meuser, UCP’s Marketing Specialist. She is a young woman living with Cerebral Palsy. This blog reflects her personal experience. I was diagnosed with Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy (CP) at…Read More of "“I Fall A lot:” What CP Awareness Means to Me"
Put Yourself on the Map for World CP Day!
World CP Day – October 7, 2015 Join United Cerebral Palsy by putting yourself on the map for World CP Day. On October 7, we will tell the world that WE ARE HERE. Cerebral Palsy is one of the most misunderstood physical disabilities, and very often, the voices of those with CP…Read More of "Put Yourself on the Map for World CP Day!"
On being 25 with a Disability: How the ADA Helped Me Use My Voice
This guest post was written by UCP’s Marketing Specialist, Kaitlyn Meuser. She is a 25-year-old woman living with cerebral palsy. This guest blog reflects her personal opinions. I was born at the very tail end of 1989, and all of my life experiences have occurred in a world shaped by the Americans with Disabilities…Read More of "On being 25 with a Disability: How the ADA Helped Me Use My Voice"
The ADA: A New Kind of Constitution
This guest post was written by UCP’s Manager of Institutional Giving, D’Arcee Neal. While we here at UCP acknowledge and celebrate all of the great changes and opportunities that have been provided to people living with disabilities because of the passage of the ADA, we also want to acknowledge that there is much work left to do. This guest…Read More of "The ADA: A New Kind of Constitution"
Golden State of Mind
This guest post was written by UCP’s Programs and Outreach Intern, Matt Golden “I had visions of making a classic, then [sic] my world turned black,” says the rapper, The Game. While lying on my hospital bed, his lyrics seemed almost strangely prophetic. After traveling halfway across the country to attend George Washington University in…Read More of "Golden State of Mind"
Access to Soccer Stadiums in the United States
One of the fastest growing sports in America is football, or as we Yanks like to call it, soccer. With the final of the last World Cup drawing a record-breaking 26 million viewers in the United States (U.S.), it is clear that soccer is on the rise. Accordingly, attendances at Major League Soccer (MLS) matches have risen as well. Whether you are like us and stand in the Barra Brava supporters section (D.C. United’s most enthusiastic fans) at RFK Stadium or prefer sitting in a more neutral environment, going to a soccer game is exciting and enjoyable. However, for people with disabilities, sports stadiums and soccer venues can pose one huge problem: Accessibility…Read More of "Access to Soccer Stadiums in the United States"